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i got a few questions on this.

does it contain a western digital green 3tb hard drive?
if it does will i run into any problems with this in raid 1/0/5?

i keep hearing bad reviews on the WD green series in raid. it keeps dying within a few days or months.
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I'm pretty sure that the Elements have Green 3TB drives in them. 

 

As far as RAID goes, I've had arrays die on me (and seen friends' arrays die) since there appeared to be inconsistencies with hardware RAID controllers and each drive spinning down separate from the other. If you're going to RAID them, use softraid, as I haven't had problems with it this way.

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I'm pretty sure that the Elements have Green 3TB drives in them. 

As far as RAID goes, I've had arrays die on me (and seen friends' arrays die) since there appeared to be inconsistencies with hardware RAID controllers and each drive spinning down separate from the other. If you're going to RAID them, use softraid, as I haven't had problems with it this way.

oh theres a software for raid. never really knew that. iv been just enabling it in BIOS and thats pretty much it.
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